Saving Money on Energy Bills This Summer
It’s always helpful to set aside “a few bones” and consider how you can reduce your energy bill.
When Clinton Township homeowners can sock away a little extra each month, it makes it easier to invest in something truly needed or wanted down the road. Our team at Great Dane Heating & Air Conditioning wants to suggest some ways you can save money on your energy bills the summer.
Upgrade Your Thermostat
Smart technology tools are becoming less expensive and more powerful every day. One investment you may want to make this summer is to buy a smart thermostat. Although features may vary, they all have the goal of keeping you and your family as comfortable as possible with as little energy usage as possible.
For example, you can adjust the temperature of your Michigan home for certain days and times of the week that mimic your schedule. Some systems allow you to adjust the temperature in specific rooms or zones of your house to accommodate the temperature preferences of different family members.
According to the US Department of Energy (DOE), you can save up to 10 percent on your heating and cooling bills simply by dialing back your thermostat 7 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit for eight hours a day from its normal setting.
Don’t forget many smart tools can be adjusted remotely with a smartphone or other mobile devices, giving you more control whether you are at home or away.
Schedule Preventative Maintenance
Schedule an appointment at Great Dane to have your air conditioner inspected, cleaned, and tuned up by one of our Great Dane professionals. This small investment not only ensures your system is running efficiently and effectively, but it can also increase the life span of your entire heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, saving you even more money down the road.
Open Your Windows
During times when overnight temperatures are cooler, you may want to draw in that air by opening your windows and running your fans. When the sun rises in the morning, close and cover your windows to hold that cooler air inside your home. This step alone may eliminate or minimize the need to run your air conditioning during the day, saving you money on your monthly utility bills.
Be Neat and Tidy
Keeping your HVAC equipment well maintained and clear from debris will boost your system’s overall efficiency. This may include clearing grass, weeds, and other debris away from your outdoor air conditioning unit, called your condenser, and performing regular maintenance such as air filter changes. Be sure your ductwork and vents are clean and clear as well to maximize air circulation.
Move Indoor Heat Outside
Many of our daily activities generate indoor heat, resulting in an ongoing battle between the oven or clothes dryer and the air conditioner. One way you can reduce the amount of money you spend on energy is to move some of these activities outside.
For example, consider cooking outside on a grill more frequently or even use an outdoor kitchen area. You can also minimize the money spent on laundry by using cold water more often and hanging items outside to dry. This is especially effective with items such as blankets, sheets, towels, and larger items.
Call Us Today to Save Money!
Call our highly trained and experienced team at Great Dane Heating & Air Conditioning in Clinton Township, MI, for more details about HVAC systems and how to save money. We would love to help look at your particular situation to make the best decisions for your family. Call 586.790.2604 or request service online today.